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Anaerobic digestion of Vegetable waste for Biogas generation: A Review

Author Affiliations

  • 1Lal Bahadur Shastri College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Satara-415002, M.S., INDIA
  • 2 Department of Microbiology, Yashavantrao Chavan Institute of Science, Satara-415002, M.S., INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 4, Issue (6), Pages 80-83, June,22 (2015)


World’s vegetable production is strongly concentrated in Asia. India is next only to China in area and production of vegetables in the world. Vegetable waste is produced in huge quantities during the harvesting, poor and inadequate transportation, storage facilities, marketing practices and processing of vegetables. These serve as source of nuisance. The present methods used to dispose the vegetable wastes are inappropriate and cause environmental pollution. Biomethanation is an attractive option for vegetable waste treatment. Biomethanation is the anaerobic digestion of organic matter under controlled conditions of temperature, moisture and pH in an enclosed space to generate generates energy and nutrient rich effluent. The purpose of this review paper is to focus onto biomethanation studies on vegetable waste with respect to yield of biogas and pollution abatement studies.


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